Joan Jett and Ted Nugent Are Feuding
In case you haven’t noticed, there’s an old-school rock and roll feud going on between Joan Jett and Ted Nugent. It started earlier this year, when Ted complained about “Rolling Stone” putting Joan on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists. (She was #87.)
Ted said you’d have be “soulless” and have “[poop] for brains” to put Joan on the list. He later said she doesn’t belong on that list, quote, “anywhere on planet Earth.” Although both times, he praised Joan as a “great rock and roller.”
Still, Joan took offense. She said, quote, “He’s not a tough guy. He plays a tough guy, but this is the guy who [pooped] his pants . . . literally . . . so he didn’t have to go in the Army.”
She added, quote:
“Ted Nugent has to live with being Ted Nugent. He has to be in that body, so that’s punishment enough.”
She also said Ted is JEALOUS because she’s on the list and he’s not. Believe it or not, Ted is taking the high road. He says he loves Joan and her music, and he’s NOT jealous. He just thinks there are a lot of guitar players who belong on that list instead of her . . .
Like Mark Farner from Grand Funk Railroad, Rickey Medlocke from Blackfoot and Ly
He added, quote, “She’s not a real fiery guitar player . . . She makes great music, it’s not adventurous as I like, but she’s awesome. So she viciously attacked me personally, saying I was jealous because I was not on it. I never mentioned I should be on it.”
Here’s the story behind Joan’s comment about Ted pooping his pants: Back in the ’70s, Nugent claimed that when he got his draft noticed in 1967, he let his health and hygiene go to HELL, so he would be unfit for military service.
That included going #1 and #2 in his pants. Regularly. And it worked
But in a 2006 interview, Nugent claimed he made all of that up. He did admit that he skipped out on ‘Nam . . . but he said he actually got a student deferment. So it’s unclear what the actual truth is.